Beating India at home is perhaps one of the toughest challenges in international cricket. While the Men in Blue’s remarkable Test match record in home conditions is often given its due credit, the team has been as much if not more, threatening in their own backyard in the 50-overs format. A stat to prove just that is their enviable 22 out of 25 bilateral ODI series wins since 2010.

What that essentially means is that with the ODI World Cup happening in India itself, there is a reason why India will start as the favourites once again. New Zealand though, have spoiled India’s plans in the ICC tournaments on several occasions in the recent past. Not only did they beat India in the semifinals of the ICC 2019 World Cup but they also handed a defeat to the Asian side in their group-stage face off of the T20 World Cup 2020.

Not to forget, the BlackCaps’ triumph over India in the inaugural World Test Championship final. They would look to replicate just that in the ODI World Cup this year and this IND vs NZ series would be a perfect opportunity for them to strategise and plan with that objective in mind.

The first of the three-match India vs New Zealand ODI series begins at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Catch ball-by-ball updates of the IND vs NZ Live and IND vs NZ Score at ABP Live. IND vs NZ Live Telecast of the actual cricketing action will commence at 01:30 pm (IST). 

IND vs NZ ODI will be available for Live Streaming only at the Disney+Hotstar app and website. The Star Sports Network will telecast the ND vs NZ ODI Live.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Srikar Bharat, Shahbaz Ahmed, Rajat Patidar

New Zealand: Tom Latham (c & wk), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Doug Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Henry Shipley



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